Kaushik Ganguly directed ‘Lokkhi Chhele’ which stars his son Ujaan in the lead and the first collaboration between the duo has a very relevant social message and sheds light on the superstition and stigmas in rural India.
‘Lokkhi Chhele’ was supposed to release in 2020 summer but due to the pandemic it got stalled. And now, we know the likely release date of this much-awaited film. “Lokkhichhele will release in theatres on Women’s Day in March as the story revolves around a girl child. I think this one is Kaushikda’s (Ganguly) best film till date. It’s an intense family drama that will keep the audience hooked throughout the film,” shared Shiboprosad Mukherjee, the co-producer of ‘Lokkhi Chhele’.
Shot mostly in the rural interiors of Purulia district, this film starring Ujaan in the lead follows the life of a young doctor who stood against the social superstitions prevalent in the rural areas and is hell-bent on bringing in a sea of changes among the villagers.
“My role is that of a simple lokkhi chhele. I’m playing this character called Amir Hussain; he’s a young doctor. And his moral compass is very different from the rest of us, most of us. And he has certain views of life that are distinctly different from other people and yet shape the film in a very important way. And honestly speaking, what drew me most to this film is probably the film itself. It’s directed by my father Kaushik Ganguly who has also written the script. It’s a really socially important film. There’s an element of responsibility when you are playing the protagonist in this film and I wanted to take that up because I think this film conveys a crucial message,” Ujaan had told us earlier while speaking about the main theme of ‘Lokkhi Chhele’.